Regional Director Specialist
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
The VP, Business Development Consultant within LPL's Business Development division will drive sales by identifying and aiding in the recruitment of premium segment financial advisors and teams. This position is responsible for attracting leading advisors to join LPL from the top global banks, wirehouses, and RIAs. This is a unique opportunity to help establish the firm’s presence in this segment of the market.
- Develop sales and recruiting strategies; research, source, and engage with prospects
- Identify new prospective advisors within the target segment by making initial sales calls, as well as respond to inquiries
- Individually own certain advisor segments of the pipeline from initial contact to the advisor joining LPL working in close partnership with Regional Directors and Division Managers
- Meet with prospective advisors to effectively demonstrate LPL’s unique value proposition and address any questions or concerns
- Expertly navigate long sales cycles, often with multiple buying influences
- Utilize discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential advisors to determine whether the advisor and their book of business is an appropriate candidate for LPL
- Train and educate internal staff on the nuances of recruiting premium segment wirehouse and bank advisors, as well as coaching the team on the competitive landscape and what hurdles we need to overcome in order to win the business
- Continually improve and evaluate recruitment practices, ideas, opportunities, and affinity partnerships to increase ability to source women advisors
- Understand and articulate LPL’s business model, LPL’s policies, the financial services industry, and the benefits of joining one of LPL’s affiliation options
- Partner with the BD leadership team on the continued evolution of LPL’s offering and capabilities to establish ourselves as the leading solution in the market
- Identify external organizations, local events, and conferences that create new sourcing channels, and attend events on behalf of LPL and the Business Development group
- Serve as a subject matter expert who can empower LPL’s business development team through consultation and partnership, and by providing them with resources to attract premium segment candidates in their territories
- Design, experiment, and test new approaches to attract diverse candidates
- Effectively leverage data to track key program performance indicators, identify trends, and ensure projects and programs align to company priorities
- Bachelor’s degree in business or related field of study from an accredited college or university
- 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry, with a high level of proficiency in the RIA marketplace and in working with wirehouse advisors
- A successful track record of managing and closing complex sale
- Desire to be part of an entrepreneurial team and an ability to succeed within a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Enthusiastic, polished, professional demeanor
- Series 7, 66, and 24 preferred
- Ability to influence decisions and direction across the organization
- Superior verbal, written, and listening skills, with an ability to adapt to different audiences
- Consultative and relationship building skills a must
- Team-player with a positive "can-do" attitude
- Previous experience partnering with cross-functional teams and business leaders to manage, execute, and implement strategies that you designed
- Strong familiarity with the MS Office suite and Salesforce
- Willingness and ability to travel 60% of the time
*Pay ranges do not reflect ICP(Commission)
Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. This position is also eligible to earn sales incentive compensation. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!
At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.
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Information on Interviews:
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